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How Toronto’s Newcomer Office is helping resettle refugees

Vera Dodic, manager of Toronto’s Newcomer Office, explains how their coordinating role between the City of Toronto and public and private partners is making the transition to a new life in Canada’s largest city easier for people who’ve had their whole lives turned upside down.

Global Blog Post

All resettlement is local: refugee policy developed where it delivers

Despite international discussions of hosting refugees being at national level, the burden falls at the local level. While local government ought to have a larger voice in immigration policy, many municipalities globally have found innovative ways to support refugees and create localised immigration policies.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland Blog Post

A reset for levelling up

Levelling up has been this government’s signature policy. It has been emphasised repeatedly by the Prime Minister and in ministerial speeches across government. It is central to the government’s mission but its exact meaning has remained unclear. Is that about to change?

England & Wales Blog Post

Uniting local government and farmer voices at COP26

Resilient food systems that address food security, health and sustainability are an essential part of a climate change agenda and local government is at the heart of it.  Nourish Scotland is working with local governments to support sustainable food systems.

Global, Scotland Blog Post

Nordic Smart Cities: Using data to improve population health

The pandemic has seen populations more open than ever to helping to collect and report their individual health data for collective outcomes. In this blog, we highlight innovation from the Nordic Smart City Network, where cities are using data from a range of sources to target health and wellbeing issues extending well beyond Covid-19.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

We’re making our briefings emails short and sweet

We wanted to let you know the way we share our policy briefings is changing. Find out how our recent conversations with members are making LGIU’s information service even better.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post